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Another weather warning issued for Durban

DURBAN – The eThekwini Municipality on Thursday warned Durban residents of another approaching storm, just days after a devastating one wreaked havoc in the city. 

At least 11 people died in KwaZulu-Natal after the province was hit by massive storm on Tuesday, which was dubbed the worst one to hit the area in years.

Officials warned that the death toll could climb as rescue operations resumed on Thursday.

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With residents engaged in mop-up operations, city officials warned the worst is not over yet with heavy rain expected to fall on Thursday afternoon.

“eThekwini Municipality would like to warn residents of two imminent cold fronts approaching Durban today, 12 October 2017,” the municipality said in a statement.

“The cold fronts are expected to pass out to sea on the south of the province. Associated with these [fronts] are strong winds, which will travel at approximately 58 kilometres per hour.”

The city has requested residents to please only call the Emergency Management Call Centre for emergencies on 031 361 0000.



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